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My name is John Ludena and I’ve been building websites and web applications professionally for over 6 years – the last 3 working as an independent freelance contractor.
In that time, I’ve built countless web properties for companies ranging from brand-new startups – all the way to large corporations. I’ve not only got the chance to work with some extremely talented teams, but also learn from some incredibly smart and tech savvy business owners.
It’s been an incredible journey so far.
Are YOU looking for a talented front-end developer who also happens to have an eye for great visual design? I might just be the right person to join your team. Shoot me a message and let's start a conversation today.
(You can also download my full PDF resume here)
I'm a veteran of responsive design and making the best possible mobile experiences for all users, based on the device they may be using.
I have built a fascination with how transactions are made online in recent years. This has turned into mastering a multitude of shopping cart platforms, payment APIs, and having a thorough understanding of the entire ecommerce ecosystem.
Tinkering with Wordpress is how I first got my start in the world of functional programming and I still use Wordpress today for certain projects where people need a popular and extensible platform to start a new business.
Technology used: MongoDB, Express, React.js, Node.js, Backbone.js, Instagram API, Stripe API, Foundation 6, HTML5, SASSView live demo View source code
Technology used: HTML5, CSS3, Foundation 6, Wordpress, Taleo, Third-party SQL database integration.View live demo
Technology used: HTML5, CSS3, Wordpress, WooCommerce, Registry Valet integration with custom PHP.View live demo
Technology used: HTML5, CSS3, Wordpress, cPanel Administration, Mailchimp, Camtasia (for recording screencasts)View live demo
"John produces great results no matter how big the project or how tight the schedule. He stays up-to-date with the latest developments in technology and makes excellent suggestions to improve the performance and functionality of websites. I highly recommend him for your next project.”.Rick Naylor, Marketing Director at PreCash
"Working with John is not only very easy and effective, but also a pleasure! He is very skilled and keeps educating himself to learn new things he later applies to your projects. He is reliable, hard working, very fairly priced, and someone you can completely trust – especially when dealing with delicate information.”.Renzo Bolivar, Account Manager at Lopez Negrete Communications
"John not only has excellent design skills but is extremely knowledgeable at digital production and solving web issues. John adds talent and value to any project.”Wes Weaver, Owner of W-Squared Marketing
"John is flexible and easy to work with. He listens and then focuses on solving your website challenge with a solution that works and is aesthetically pleasing. He is a great member of the team.”Nick Pantazis, President of WilsherCo, Inc.
Published on September 13th, 2016
I have a confession to make: I’m not really a “developer.” I’m really a fraud.
Or at least felt like one until recently.
I’m actually just a graphic designer who learned a bit of HTML, CSS, and some Wordpress. And then started calling himself a “web developer.”Read this post on Medium.com